Frank Hood purchases Bastol Company and renames it ANSUL to reflect its primary product, ANhydrous SULfur Dioxide, for the mechanical refrigeration market.
Dry chemical is such a new idea, the ANSUL Fire School opens for employees and later customers in high risk industries.
Ansul introduces a completely redesigned line of fire extinguishers; uses its dry chemical know-how to develop new dry chemical extinguishing agents.
Ansul develops first automatic fire suppression systems to protect restaurant cooking equipment and mining vehicles.
Using its industrial chemical experience, Ansul enters the agricultural chemical business. Becomes an important player in weed control and tobacco chemicals until 1977 when it sells most of the ag-chem business.
Ansul is acquired by Wormald International, an Australian based company, and the world largest fire protection company is born.
Ansul introduces R-102 wet chemical restaurant system for the protection of cooking equipment – appliances, hoods, and ductwork.
Ansul enters new market introducing the SPILL-X line of products to treat hazardous spills of acids, caustics, and solvents.
Ansul introduces ANSULITE 3x3, the first alcohol-resistant AFFF capable of being used on both hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuels at a 3% concentration.
Ansul introduces SILV-EX agent, the first foam concentrate for “Class A” wildfires.
Ansul introduces INERGEN clean-agent fire suppression systems to replace to Halon 1301. Soon after, a new SAPPHIRE clean-agent alternative is added to the ANSUL clean-agent line.
Wormald International is purchased by Tyco International, Ltd. solidifying the company’s status of world’s largest fire protection company.
Ansul introduces PIRANHA restaurant fire suppression system featuring the first hybrid concept using wet chemical with water follow-up.
Tyco opens new ANSUL Fire Technology and Center housing the Ansul Fire School and other product training and demonstration facilities.
Tyco opens the stunning 35,000 sq ft Center of Excellence in Marinette, Wisconsin, USA. Its sole focus is to research, develop and test breakthrough fire protection solutions.
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